Here are my latest offerings for our “The Word Is Resistance” podcast.” “The Song of the Divine Feminine” may be my favorite one so far. We are meant to desire Her. And so we’re clear, the Greek here Is exactly the kind of desire you hope I’m not talking about, But I am. That physical… Continue reading Latest Podcasts
In my latest podcast I reflect on the Exodus story of the Golden Calf, freedom, and the 10th Anniversary of our protest against the columbus day parade here in Denver (I first wrote about that here). See, going in, I had certain assumptions About the way things are. How things would go. I assumed, for… Continue reading Latest Podcast
Here’s my most recent “The Word Is Resistance” podcast, and also the previous one since I forgot to share it here. The featured photo is of the El Morro fort in Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the garitas (sentry boxes) looking out over the harbor entry and beyond to the Atlantic. You can also… Continue reading Imagination and Wokeness
My latest podcast for The Word Is Resistance wrestles with Jacob wrestling the stranger at the Jabbok and Jesus healing and feeding multitudes of people after learning his cousin John has been executed. All of that as lessons and resources for white folk staying in the discomfort of confronting white supremacy (including in ourselves) and… Continue reading Hearts Out of Joint
This week’s podcast really had me wresting with the parable of the Weeds and the Wheat, and why in the world there are enslaved people in the kingdom of heaven. And yes, I have been fighting with Jesus about it. And with myself, and end up making some confessions about it all. So ironically, My… Continue reading I Fight With Jesus Sometimes
I had the opportunity to join the Denver Brew Theology a couple of weeks ago to talk about Romans and Resistance, which was a lot of fun. Imagine talking about resisting the Empire and there’s a stormtrooper behind you pointing a laser rifle at your head. Nice, right? They had me back the next week… Continue reading FierceRev on Romans
Yes, I totally went there. “What I am saying is, I am not interested in celebrating A doctrine thrust at me On the point of Constantine’s sword… …I’m thinking now about how Every time someone is baptized, We inscribe them with doctrines About what power is What maleness is What whiteness is We re-inscribe a… Continue reading Love trumps Doctrine: Resisting the Trinity
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Dr. Vincent Harding’s passing. I was humbled and honored to be asked to preach at a service in his honor at Iliff School of Theology this week, organized with immense love and care by the National Association of Pan-African Students. My sermon, with the sacred texts that were read,… Continue reading Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding
“So here’s my question. If Jesus is the gate, If having life abundantly is the gate For anyone and everyone inside the sheepfold …and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t mean Anyone and everyone as in ALL of us, Then is the letter of 1st Peter a good shepherd? Or is it a thief… Continue reading Peter’s Betrayal: Shepherd or Thief?
But it’s invisible to us now. Made invisible to us, Disappeared behind Constantine’s sword And stories reduced to piety tales about how I can get my little individual sins forgiven And we wave our little palms Smile at the children in their little parades And crown Jesus who never wore a crown In our sanctuaries… Continue reading Palm Sunday: Why Do We Tell This Story?